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How to Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays Without Putting on Weight Tips

How to Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays Without Putting on Weight Tips

by Maria on December 2, 2012

Friends, let’s state the obvious… holidays can be stressful for various reasons and a weight loss diet is one of them, but should it be that way?

When you think of it, holidays are time to celebrate with loved ones a common cause – be it our faith or another event.

However, food and drink are, without a doubt, an essential part of our fete.

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the holidays without putting on weight:

  • Develop the mindset that we are celebrating and enjoying the company of loved ones more than stuffing ourselves.Don’t lose your sense of humor,lose weight! Laughing burns off calories! 😉 Put down the fork, enjoy the conversation!
  • Eat before going to a party to avoid being overly hungry and making poor decisions at the dinner table.
  • Bring some items that you can eat.
  • Consume lean protein. It will help you feel fuller faster than most carbohydrates. Low carbohydrate protein bars are excellent for this purpose.
  • Eat hot foods, they will make you fuller for longer.
  •  Drink plenty of water.      
  • Eat slowly and control your portion size. It takes our brains about 20 minutes to register that we are full.
  • If you are hosting a party, make sure to have diet friendly food to snack on while you are cooking and and remember that you don’t have to taste more than once. Also, it is a good idea to make a few healthier versions of your favorite foods and insist that leftovers go home with your guests.
  • Drink in moderation!
  • And last, but not least – teach your children to enjoy something other than food at parties to prevent  future weight problems.        

Happy Holidays! Happy Weight Loss and Healthy Living!


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